Jean Kilbourne is a pioneer in the field of media studies. Her groundbreaking work regarding the connection between advertising and public health issues such as violence against women, eating disorders and addiction launched an international media literacy movementto prevent these problems. She is an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame, creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly film series (now in its 4th iteration!), and the author of Can't Buy Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids (with Diane E. Levin).
Beth P. Riley is a leader in the field of Somatic Social and Emotional Learning and passionately engages embodiment as a core component of living a fulfilled life. A visionary somatic movement activist, she has taught Continuum, Ashtanga Yoga and mindfulness meditation workshops around the globe for over 40 years. With a degree in Dance Education from Stanford University, much of Beth’s life work has been transmitting Continuum, a form of mindful movement that deepens our capacity to innovate and participate with our bodies and ourselves. Her latest project, "The Embodied Generation,” focuses on teenagers and re-imagines true physical education in the 21st century. For ten years she has run a program for teens in Santa Cruz, CA, combining mindfulness, yoga, and nonviolent communication to help alleviate the epidemic of student stress and teen anxiety. Beth is also president of the board of the International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association.